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50th Anniversary 8 Window TV Seaview

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50th Anniversary 8 Window TV Seaview
This is the Moebius 1/128th scale Seaview submarine from the Irwin Allen 1964-1968 TV series "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea". This version was seen exclusively in seasons 2 thru 4, and features 4 windows in the observation nose, and a docking bay for the amazing Flying Sub. Professionally constructed and finished, this stunning model shows absolutely meticulous craftsmanship and attention to every detail. Built as a "museum quality" piece to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of "Voyage", this seamless and beautifully detailed model took over 2 months to complete. The Seaview is finished in Intermediate Blue on the upper hull, and Camouflage Gray enamel on the underside. The forward observation room has been detailed with Paragrafix brand decals as well as both lacquer and enamel paints. The Flying Sub bay is also highly detailed and features LED lighting effects and a special umbilical for the Flying Sub, which allows for it to be displayed fully berthed in the bay or descending! The Flying Sub has 4 LED's, which provide a very realistic lighting effect! A total of 19 - 9 Volt, 100K hour rated LEDs were used to supply all the Seaview's lighting effects. The scratch built diving bell bay features detailed girders on the inside, and contains 2 UV purple LEDs which illuminate the fluorescent paint which has been applied to the searchlights and viewport windows on the diving bell, in order to make it appear that it's lights are "on" as it descends from the sub. The bay doors are designed to be left open or can be easily removed as they are held in position by magnetic strips. The Seaview rests on a beautifully designed custom display base, featuring a laser etched nameplate which reads "THE N. I. M. R. / S.S.R.N. SEAVIEW". This display base was designed to allow the sub to be displayed pointing to the left or to the right. My goal in constructing this model was to make it an absolutely beautiful museum quality model that pays tribute to Irwin Allen, and the 50th Anniversary of his TV series that brought us "the most incredible ship that ever sailed the seven seas!"

Photo Credits

David Holderbaum